Lambton County is home to an amazing array of productive fishing spots, from the vast open waters of Lake Huron to the mighty St. Clair River, and the countless creeks, streams, and ponds in between.
Lake Huron’s fresh, clean waters, and the rivers connected to it make a scenic setting for a day out casting your line. Visitors can fish by motorboat, canoe or by standing on shore, and enjoy a fabulous day outdoors. Lambton County offers beautiful fishing spots suitable for anglers of all ages and experience levels. Whether you’re casting for bass, catfish, northern pike, lake trout, salmon, perch or walleye, you’ll be riding a wave of excitement as you reel in your catch.
To help you choose where to cast your line, we put together a quick guide to the best fishing locations in the area. We think you’ll fall for these spots hook, line and sinker:
St. Clair River
The St. Clair River is a very diverse sport fishery that’s been known to product many trophy species. Healthy northern pike, smallmouth bass, perch, walleye and musky can be caught here on shore or by boat. Look for fish near weeds and drop offs, and make sure to hold on tight when you get a bite. Fish like musky can reach 40-50 pounds in size!
Sarnia offers great fishing all year round. During the spring months, many species can be caught in the area, including trout and salmon species. In early summer, the walleye are in full swing with many happy fisherman seen reeling in catches along shore. Walleye or “pickerel” can also be caught by boat at the mouth of the St. Clair river. Bass opens the fourth Saturday of June and can be caught along the St. Clair River all the way out to Kettle Point. Salmon and trout are best snagged from a boat trolling Lake Huron. Muskie and pike are also tailing around, and although they may be smaller in population, these underwater treasures can reach trophy sizes. Introducing a little one to the art of fishing in Sarnia? Many species of panfish and perch can be caught from shore in many of Sarnia’s marinas.
Even in winter, the fishing in Sarnia is still worth a day out. Sarnia has a fantastic ice fishing season and as long as weather permits, trout, salmon, walleye, perch and pike can all be reeled in. Don’t forget to dress warmly!
Standing on the pier in Lake Huron, fishing in the Pinery Provincial Park or casting in the Old Ausable Channel in Grand Bend can produce fantastic fish. From spring to fall, salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout and walleye can be found from 25 feet to over 100 feet in depth. Skilled fisherman reel in bass and perch on a regular basis. In Grand Bend, you can take the boat out or fish from the shore. Here’s an insider tip: according to local fisherman, trolling with downriggers and dipsey divers will yield the best catch in the lake.
Be safe, wear life jackets when you’re out on the water and follow the regulations for recreational fishing in Ontario. You can find information on open seasons, catch limits and fishing zones on the province’s fishing website.
Want to fish with a pro? Lambton County has some great fishing charters that will guide you to the best fishing spots and help you reel in that big catch.
Blue Line Fishing Charters is a professional fishing charter operating out of Grand Bend and Port Franks. Fishing with these guys means you’ll get a professional guide, and a ride on a 24 ft. KingFisher boat or a 19 ft. Monark Patriot. Both boats are fully equipped with state of the art fishing tackle and electronics, rods and reels.
Grand Bend Fishing Charters offers fully guided fishing charters for salmon (Chinook, Coho, Pink, and Atlantic), trout (Lake, Rainbow/Steelhead, Brown) and Walleye (Pickerel) out of Grand Bend. Fish weights can range from 2 to 25 lbs. What are you waiting for?
Stationed out of Grand Bend & Kettle Point, Lambton Fishing & Diving offers salmon, bass, pickerel, perch, and trout fishing as well as sunset, sightseeing, and private cruises. Captain Adam Henry and family have fished Lake Huron for generations!
Sporty Too Fishing Charters operating out of Kettle Point offers a first-class fishing experience targeting various species of fish including salmon, steelhead, Lake Trout, and Walleye. Enjoy pristine views of Lake Huron from the large unobstructed deck space.
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